Montana Black doesn’t really need a Tumblr account. The Boulder City-based artist has a website (ArtByMontana.com), an Etsy page (Etsy.com/shop/ArtWithIntention) and a number of paintings from her “Angels Unveiled” series on permanent display inside University Medical Center. While the extra exposure afforded by a Tumblr is nice, that doesn’t seem to be the reason Black is using the visually based blogging service. Rather, she uses it to credit and celebrate her influences. Every now and again she’ll post one of her own works, but she always does so in the context of the art that created that art, whether it’s a piece of music by Ennio Morricone or something Luna Lovegood said in one of the Harry Potter books. Black’s Tumblr is, in essence, her liner notes: She uses it to reveal the method of her invention, to reflect light back to every guiding star that illuminated her.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.